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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 3, 2009 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Right-wing / conservative / traditionalist Deadheads

Now who's being a snob, I'm neither a colledge grad or from a higher income bracket. I love the Grateful Dead because the music gives me joy.
I'm a bluedog from a red state my politics have nothing to do about w/ the music.
Phil was asked a question and he anwsered it. I responded to the thread because I think that question misrepresented the politics of Coulter and Carlson. My opinion and like most of my opinions there not open for debate,

"...Wake up to find that you are the eyes of the world, the heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own.."

As an old fisherman I know all to well about a well presented bait. It is almost always to tempting to resist and like that fish once your hooked your going to fight like hell to its conclusion. I claim a political persuasion because it suits my ideals not because of my education or demographic the same reasons can be said for my love of the Grateful Dead

Peace to all

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 3, 2009 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Right-wing / conservative / traditionalist Deadheads

I would agree though with SH as to the "smarter than the ave bear" notion...you don't have to get that in school of course, but the overall implication remains, I think. Street, self or school, education is a part of what I was babbling on about above (unexamined life ain't worth living, etc.).

Now, I would say that by choice (or not, depending on your view of Free Will and such), there are many HEADs that have not been as successful on the fiscal front as the descriptions above might imply...of course, only some of those even have access to the $ and thus the technology to be here chatting with us (so this Forum, by defn, limits us to the group we have been describing above, to a degree). In a way, my point is proved by the group that though at the low end of the economic continuum have somehow gained access to join us here by their smarts so to speak.

But, I do think that as a group, spanning the ranges on both fiscal fronts, lib-->con, etc., etc., etc., does speak to both the commonalities I spoke of above, as did others, AND the great variation in any number of other attributes we do NOT necessarily share.

Probably more variation amongst us than most any other group along these lines...

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 3, 2009 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Right-wing / conservative / traditionalist Deadheads

Thats why I love the Gratful Dead Family as beatiful and smart creative as any disfuntional family can be.Its not for me to say what anybody should believe,
Its funny how humans can be so sensetive about their politics especially in times of war and such. Still smarting a little bit I guess for cleaning out a good portion of my 401k to buy this cpu just so I could join the digital age.
From the moment I listened to American Beauty I been mesmerized by this entity which is The Grateful Dead it transends everything for me happiness sorrow and the like.
This whole thread tyes into the deadhaed demograghic one from last nite that I followed but didnt comment on.
How you raise your children is reflective of how you were brought up, I was the rebel.

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Poster: shiphappens Date: Sep 3, 2009 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Right-wing / conservative / traditionalist Deadheads

Well spoken, but I don't think the use of the word snob is appropriate in this context.